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Boerne ISD Human Sexuality Instruction

According to the Boerne ISD Handbook, Scott & White Worth the Wait is taught in 6-8th grade and in the High School Health Class.

http://www.boerne-isd.net/uploaded/administration/curriculum/handbook_-_other_docs/2016-2017_Student_Handbook_090216.pdf

“REMOVING A STUDENT FROM INSTRUCTION OR EXCUSING A STUDENT FROM A REQUIRED COMPONENT OF INSTRUCTION
Human Sexuality Instruction
As a part of the district’s curriculum, students receive instruction related to human sexuality. The School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is involved with the selection of course materials for such instruction. State law requires that any instruction related to human sexuality, sexually transmitted diseases, or human immunodeficiency
virus or acquired immune deficiency syndrome must:
  • Devote more attention to abstinence from sexual activity than to any other behavior;
  • Direct adolescents to a standard of behavior in which abstinence from sexual activity before marriage is the most effective way to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases;
  • Emphasize that abstinence is the only method that is 100 percent effective in preventing pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, and the emotional trauma associated with adolescent sexual activity;
  • Present abstinence from sexual activity as the preferred choice of behavior in relationship to all sexual activity for unmarried persons of school age; and,
  • If included in the content of the curriculum, teach contraception and condom use in terms of human use reality rates instead of theoretical laboratory rates.
In accordance with state law, the following summarizes the district’s curriculum regarding human sexuality instruction: The Boerne ISD Board of Trustees approved the SHAC’s recommendation to provide sexual health education to students in grades 6-8 and students enrolled in the high school Health course. The district uses curriculum from Scott & White, Worth the Wait® Sex Education Curriculum in grades 6-7 and Wellness & Sexual Health® in grade 8 and high school. Each ten-lesson unit is based upon medical and legal facts regarding teen sexual activity which teaches abstinence as the healthiest choice for teens, and the curriculum is available at each campus for parent preview prior to instruction. In addition, the campus obtains parent permission before permitting
a student to participate in the Scott and White curriculum.
As a parent, you are entitled to review the curriculum materials. In addition, you may remove your child from any part of the human sexuality instruction with no academic, disciplinary, or other penalties. You may also choose to become more involved with the development of curriculum used for this purpose by becoming a member of the
district’s SHAC. Please see the campus principal for additional information.”